Sep 23, 2012 8:00pm EDT
schumer legal counsel and went on to become an obama mom -- nominee. our interaction really weren't about partisan politics. >> you lead off this story with a man named herb allison. who is he and what role did he play and what's that story about in the beginning? >> herb was at the time, was the assistant secretary of financial stability. which meant his job was so oversee the implementation of t.a.r.p. the $700 billion funded bank bailout. prior to that, herb had a story career on wall street. he had just about every major job you could imagine merrill lynch. he then went on to become ski at tia craft. then, in april 2009, he came in eventually made head of t.a.r.p. my interaction with him was providing oversight and many times very critical of the things he was doing that the treasury department was doing that secretary geithner was doing. he was my main portal into terry. we had a number of conflicts as you can imagine. our jobs were not necessarily going to create a long lasting friendship. it was my job was to criticize him and make recommendations where i thought he and the progra
Sep 16, 2012 8:00pm EDT
is barack obama? >> he is a hero of mine. >> you have the president saying that rob blagojevich is a hero of his. how do you do this? >> i got into these -- the video world i remember when rick perry announced he was running for president, i started looking at all of his old videos. when i first did looking, this guy is going to have some issues. he is not the got -- the most articulate speaker. there were videos i found that i did not think would play well. to the republican primary as a whole. >> where are you looking? >> i am looking at youtube, c- span, with c-span, you can search people's transcripts by words. if i want to find paul ryan when he is talking about medicare or talking about rodney's health- care plan in massachusetts, i will go -- mitt romney's health care plant in massachusetts, i will go back and watch a program that paul ryan was doing in 2010. sometimes, it is just searching by whether things were said in a specific date range or sometimes you are just looking for keywords. >> let's go back to 1995 clip. paul ryan was not even in congress. >> he was a legislative di
Sep 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
at 12:30 p.m., president obama speaking at a uaw labor day rally in toledo, ohio. >> we live in a world where technology, where networks, are of increasing consequence in our foreign policy. it's driving political movement, it's increasingly the backbone for communications in commerce around the world, and so for us it's just a tool, but it's an important tool. so we use it for communications, we have 288 facebook pages with 13 million friends, i think we have almost 200 official twitter accounts with a couple million followers who are using it for communications. but of greater consequence in my opinion is part of what we're looking at are some really tough traditional foreign policy challenges, and thinking about how we can apply two of america's unique strengths, our ability to innovate and our technology and see how we can apply those to a foreign policy challenge. >> more about u.s. technology in foreign policy tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. >> this morning, charlotte observer political reporter tim funk previews the democratic national convention. then, mark minks, president.